Category Archives: Weight Loss

An Indulgence That’s Good For Your Health!

Avocado eaters weigh seven pounds less than non-avocado eatersAvocados

Researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2001 and 2008 and found that those who indulged in a daily serving of avocado weighed less than non-avocado eaters (on average, seven pounds less!).

The avocado eaters also had smaller waistlines and lower BMIs…

So, will eating more avocados have you slipping into your skinny jeans in no time? Well, not necessarily… Turns out the avocado eaters also ate better diets (more fruit and veggies, more fiber, and fewer added sugars) than those who didn’t eat the green stuff.1 Continue reading

Are Chemicals Making You Fat?

In 2007, a cell biologist by the name of Bruce Blumberg from the University of California, Irvine introduced a new word into our vocabulary.beakers_colored_liquid_small

It all started with a chemical called tributyltin. Used as a fungicide in paints to keep fungus from growing on various surfaces, Dr. Blumberg discovered tributyltin was making animals fat.

After uncovering more chemicals that appeared to stimulate fat-cell activity in both animals and humans, Dr. Blumberg introduced a new villain in our war against fat.

He called these fat-triggering chemicals “obesogens”… and the rest is history.

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Can You Lose More Weight By Exercising Less?

I like to consider myself a person with decent common sense.

But every so often I come across a bit of information that has me scratching my head.

First, let me ask you a question. Would you think that 60 minutes of exercise a day would cause you to lose more weight than 30 minutes a day?

I would.

It is simple logic, twice the exercise leads to twice the calories burned and therefore more weight loss.

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